Breast Cancer Awareness Month Beauty Buys

It's October again, and in the beauty world that means a plethora of pink products for Brest Cancer Awareness Month. It seems a little low-key this year. Maybe I'm just not getting the right releases. It's not only Estee Lauder Companies that run breast cancer charity initiatives in October, but it was Evelyn H Lauder who launched the campaign in 1992 with the co-creation of the Pink Ribbon, the universal symbol for breast health. The Breast … [Read more...]

National Brow Day offers and Benefit Set

Benefit has positioned itself as the brow brand of the nation, and to celebrate National Brow Day (today, Octrober 2), they launched the  Limited Edition Blockbuster Brow Set. Yes, it's another brow set from Benefit, but it's a brilliant one - and great value. It actually launched last month, but it's still available and it is SUCH good value. It contains FIVE of Benefit's best-selling brow products (full size), and one brow tool. It … [Read more...]

Shiseido launch new collection and new Global Colour Ambassador

SHISEIDO is not a brand that I keep up with, but its colour game has always been strong and this AW is no exception. The latest colour collection is vibrant, and full of brilliant products in excellent colours. The brand has also just announced a new Global Colour Ambassador - Patrick Ta. “Shiseido has such a rich heritage and there is so much to tap into as a makeup artist," said Patrick on his appointment. "The brand also has a history of … [Read more...]

Chanel launch two new Rouge Allure Matte Lips

Chanel launches two new matte lip products this week - Rouge Allure Liquid Powder and Rouge Allure Velvet Extreme - and if you like matte lips, and Chanel, you are going to love these. Chanel's Global Creative Makeup and Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, continues to explore matte colours and textures with these new products, which are very different. Chanel already has Rouge Allure Velvet, and the Velvet Extreme is one step-up. It only comes in … [Read more...]

Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Collection

This new CAMO LUXE Collection from Bobbi Brown is a bit of a leftfield move, no? It's all about leopard this season, but if camo print is your thing, you'll like this - and the palette is as lovely as always. So, lets start with that. This lovely Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette (£49.50) palette has six matte, metallic and sparkle eyeshadows, but my eye was drawn immediately to that amazing Highlighting Powder! Wow. That's gold! The eye shades … [Read more...]

MAC Cosmetics tops the Instagram beauty brands

If you're on Instagram, you probably follow at least one beauty brand. And if you're on Instagram you are one of one BILLION active users worldwide (as of June 2018). So it's no wonder brands love this platform,and recognise its  potential to engage existing and new users to like, share and feel encouraged to buy a product or service. But who reigns supreme on Insta? And which beauty brands are the ones to follow? According to a recent survey … [Read more...]

Guerlain AW18 Collection

Guerlain's new AW18 makeup collection has three colour products in it - a new blush, new lipsticks, and a new, innovative, eyebrow pencil. The collection doesn't have a name - the press info just calls it Fall 18, which gets my goat in itself. Last time I looked this season was autumn in UK...please, UK press and bloggers, stop using Fall! Guerlain's KissKiss Lipsticks (£28) come in coloured cases in this collection. The shades are Rouge … [Read more...]

Clarins Joli Rouge & Black AW Makeup Collection

Clarins has just launched a small, but perfectly formed mini AW Makeup Collection. There are only three products in it, but it's super-cute and the packaging is adorable. The Joli Rouge & Black Collection introduces a new lipstick - the Joli Rouge Gradation (£22) which is the Joli Rouge, reinvented to sculpt and colour your lips. The lipstick has a stripe through the middle, and that central shade will illuminate the middle of your lips, … [Read more...]

Dior’s new Rouge Blush

We've all heard of matching our nail and lip colour - but our blush and lip colour? That's a new one, but it's a thing, according to Dior - and the new Dior Rouge Blush is how to do it. Rouge Blush by Dior's Creative Makeup Director, Peter Philips, comes in 27 shades, drawn from the colours of the legendary Rouge Dior lipstick. This means that every shade of lipstick has a corresponding blush, so your lip and cheek colours complement each … [Read more...]

Be Bold with Kiko’s Dark Treasure Collection

KIKO Milano's A/W 18 collection is out soon - and it's a beauty. The Dark Treasures collection is huge - almost too big to talk about, but I will try. There are LOADS of products in it - from skincare to makeup, to tools. The innovation here is makeup that contains active charcoal cleaners, one of the beauty world's favourite things for a while there. And there's 'Diamond Dust' in some of the products - but, yeah, that's not actual … [Read more...]